John McGrath – The Hale Center for Journalism
A celebration of success was going on at the Kauffman Foundation on December 6th, and it was all about making our city more sustainable. The Mid-America Regional Council and its Academy for Sustainable Communities recognized seven initiatives that have advanced successful green projects in the Greater Kansas City region.
The morning session consisted of presentations from seven local success stories, each focused on transforming our community into “America’s Green Region.” A full list of the honorees is available here.
After lunch a video presentation highlighted each sustainable success story, including the program “Imagine KC” produced by KCPT. After that, the keynote was given by John Fregonese, president of Fregonese Associates, a nationally recognized consulting firm that helped customize it’s Envision Tomorrow software for the Kansas City region.